Milford Lake continues to rise, communities close roads, prepare for rising water

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MILFORD, Kan. (WIBW) - Community members around Milford Lake are also experiencing flooding.

On Saturday, Milford Lake’s water level was at 1167.78 feet, which is more than 23 feet over the normal water level of 1144.40 feet.

The flood pool at Milford Lake can hold a water level up to 1176.25 feet.

The towns of Milford and Wakefield have had to close roads and move picnic tables out of the parks to keep them out of the rising lake water.

Both towns have already closed a number of streets that lead up to the edge of the lake, and may have to close more in the coming weeks before the lake starts to recede.